Crystal ball: Comedian on deck

The Baltimore Sun

I probably won't make the four-hour drive to see comedian Billy Crystal make his exhibition debut for the New York Yankees tomorrow in Tampa, but I'll definitely check the box score to see whether he goes deep against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Crystal isn't the first celebrity to suit up with a major league team in the spring, but he might be the oldest. Thursday is the day before his 60th birthday.

I'd be in favor of something similar taking place at Fort Lauderdale Stadium, but I'm afraid if a big star showed up at Orioles camp, Andy MacPhail would try to trade him for five prospects.

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